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Young patients receiving treatment at Weston General Hospital’s children’s ward will have their day brightened thanks to some colourful murals painted by local students.

A treatment room in Seashore Centre received the makeover by level one art and design students at Weston College who were asked to create paintings that could help children feel more relaxed when visiting the hospital. The students created paintings depicting scenes from children’s favourite books and films, including Peter Pan, the Lion King and Baymax, from Big Hero 6.
Impressed with their work, the project has been extended for another year with college students asked to return to create more paintings to be displayed in the children’s ward.

Julia Marker, Ward Sister of the Seashore Centre, is delighted with the impact of paintings and says: “We wanted to bring some colour and fun into the ward and also find a way for local art students to express their talents in a new environment. “Having art in the children’s ward is of benefit to the children and it is a great distraction to those who might be nervous when visiting our ward for treatment. It’s great to see children who visit us excitedly exploring the paintings looking for characters that they recognise – they love looking at them. We’re now looking forward to working with next year’s students.”

Emma Nicholson teaches Art and Design at Weston College and was fundamental in establishing the partnership between the hospital and college that brought this project to life. “This project has been wonderful for both Weston College students and staff. It has been a privilege to visit the children’s ward on a number of occasions and we have always been given such a warm welcome by the lovely staff. “The students have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and it has been a great opportunity for them to build confidence and self-esteem. All the students who have participated have shown creativity, teamwork and great community spirit and they should be incredibly proud of creating art that local children, parents and staff can enjoy.”

Ryan Gallivan, art and design student at Weston College, said: “I chose to paint transformers and Beymax as they appeal to both younger children and older teenagers. I have enjoyed the project a lot, especially the visits to the ward.”

Ellie Sparey, another student at the college, adds: “I really enjoyed being part of this project. Before we started the paintings we spent a lot of time talking about what children like and researching children’s stories to get ideas. “I got inspiration from the seaside colours of Weston’s front for one of my paintings. I also painted a water Pokémon to tie in with the seaside theme. It’s really nice to see the art work displayed in the ward – I hope the children enjoy them.”


Wrington Village Alliance: Report of Planning Meeting, 12th July, 2017

Well we got through the first test with a solid win! Many thanks to all concerned and especially Deborah Yamanaka who made an excellent case at the Planning Meeting yesterday. The outcome is that the original application for 59 houses has now been refused by NSC, though that is of course still going to appeal.

There are two more Tests in this series: the Appeal Inquiry starting on 26 September for 6 days (please put the dates in your diary), and the new application for 28 houses which could come up at planning at any time.

We are now organising to fight the Appeal. There are two main actions:

1) Raise a significant amount of money to pay for Charlie Hopkins to represent us on at least some of the days of the Appeal (for various reasons the Parish Council will not be contributing to this)

2) Prepare our strategy and Statements of Evidence for the Appeal, and then take part in the Appeal.

Now is the time to help! Many of you have said you are unable to attend meetings but would like to support this action and help where you can. We will send out more information in the near future but we will be needing lots of help especially with fundraising and if anyone has an interest or specialist or legal knowledge to help with building our case please let us know. It will pretty much all be over by October, win or lose, so - now is the time to help!!! Of course it won't be easy but we have to stay positive :-).
Please do get in touch if you'd like to help.

Next meeting: Monday 17 July 8-10pm Lower Mill Barn, Mill Lane, BS40 5RA

Shail Patel
<wrington.village.alliance@gmail.com>










Fibre-optic broadband in Wrington

BT have installed Fibre Optic links to 4 boxes in different parts of Wrington. They are close to the existing boxes currently in use for broadband. BT customers will be the first to have their lines upgraded for the much faster fibre-optic speeds, but the customers of other ISPs will have to wait. For the latest information, and to see what are the services available to you, go to <http://www.kitz.co.uk/adsl/adslchecker.php>




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GENERAL INFORMATION

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EMERGENCY - Fire/Ambulance/Police
Police General
Crime Stoppers
999
101
0800 555 111
District Councillor Wrington 862109
Mendip Vale Medical Practice Surgery Langford
Out of Hours
Practice website
Dispensing Chemist Wrington
Dental Surgery
Baby Clinic, Nurses House, Stockmead, Churchill Tues 10-12 noon
852906
111
<http://www.mendipvale.nhs.uk/>
862369
863363
852927
SWEB/EDF Emergencies
Bristol Water Works
0800 365 900
9665881
National Marriage & Family Guidance Council (Relate) Weston-s-Mare 627206
Caretaker Memorial Hall 862898
Helpline Co-ordinator
0709 298 3064
Samaritans Bristol
Samaritans Weston super Mare
9831000
632555
Wrington Post Office 862289
Wrington Website www.wringtonsomerset.org.uk
Veterinary Surgeon 862497
Parish Clerk: Fiona Burke, John Locke Room:
863984

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